Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users

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Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users

Postby PeterVahry » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:06 pm

Irresponsible 4WD activity puts access in doubt
Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users, forcing DOC to rethink access rights to some areas.

Date: 18 November 2016

Over the past twelve months, significant parts of the Mavora Lakes and Borland areas have been damaged by vehicles. Instances of rubbish-tipping are also on the rise.

Grant Tremain, DOC Principal Ranger, Recreation/Historic (Fiordland District) said that while 4WD activity is allowed on certain areas of conservation land, these are restricted to tracks built and maintained for that purpose:

"Reckless and thoughtless four-wheel driving is causing significant damage to the landscape. There is a code of conduct for four-wheel driving, designed for the long-term sustainability of the activity, and the environment."

Read the full article... http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2016/irresponsible-4wd-activity-puts-access-in-doubt/

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Re: Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users

Postby NJV6 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:17 pm

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Re: Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users

Postby wjw » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:11 am

As usual, this sums it up

"It only takes a few people to cause a lot of damage."
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Re: Popular visitor sites in Southland are being destroyed because of inconsiderate four-wheel drive users

Postby NJV6 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:59 am

wjw wrote:As usual, this sums it up

"It only takes a few people to cause a lot of damage."

Yea it sure does, the reporter was actually really good, there was a lot more I said that could have made it to print but there might have been a lynch mob at the door!
A quick search on Facebook of 'mavora' sooon finds pictures, the problem is there are so many people that go here that are anti DoC with the 1080 debate that they don't give a shit about doc land. There are also simply just so many people (hundreds of drunk young ones at New Years) go there in the summer that's it's a numbers battle we are not likely to win.
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